Teens jailed for having M-16, ammo

Kevin George and Samuel Johnson, the two teens charged after being found with an unlicensed M-16 assault rifle, a quantity of matching ammunition and grenades on Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt in January this year, were yesterday each ordered to serve three-year jail sentences.

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, who presided over their trial at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court One, also fined George, 18, and Johnson, 17, $100,000 each.

The magistrate handed down a three-year prison sentence for each of the two charges of unlicenced gun and ammunition possession, but explained that the sentences will run concurrently. The grenade-possession charges against the duo had been previously struck out.

George, of 21 Castello Housing Scheme and Johnson, of 158 Curtis Street, Albouystown, were found guilty  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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